Westport is the westernmost town in Massachusetts on Buzzards Bay, located between Tiverton and Little Compton to the west and Dartmouth to the east. The town covers 52 square miles, and 85% of that area is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. As of the 2010 Census, Westport was home to 15,532 residents. The town’s shoreline stretches 61 miles along Buzzards Bay and the two branches of the Westport River.

Top Stories in Westport

31st Annual Meeting recognizes three exceptional Buzzards Bay Guardians

At our 31st Annual Meeting in Westport on May 21, the Coalition presented Michael Deland, Michael Gagne, and Wendy Northcross with Buzzards Bay Guardian Awards for their outstanding work to protect and restore the Bay.

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25 local fishing charters to get you out on Buzzards Bay

Chartering a boat gives you an opportunity to fish Buzzards Bay's deeper waters with the guidance of experienced captains.

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Westport Fishermen’s Association leaves a legacy of clean water for the Westport River

The Coalition is proud to carry on the Westport Fisherman's Association's legacy of protecting clean water in Westport and across Buzzards Bay.

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Upcoming Events in Westport

Junior Bird Club – Beach Materials Art
Tue, July 16
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary,
Westport
Wild Foods of Westport
Tue, July 16
10:00AM
Westport Town Farm,
Westport
Beach Ramble
Sat, July 27
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary,
Westport

Places To Go in Westport

Gooseberry Island

Explore nature, history, and spectacular coastal beauty along the rugged shores of Gooseberry Island in Westport.

Westport Town Farm

History comes to life at Westport Town Farm, where you can explore a Colonial-era farm along the Westport River.

Herb Hadfield Conservation Area

Herb Hadfield's woods, wetlands, and meadows surround Angeline Brook, a pristine coldwater trout stream in Westport.

Current Issues

Nitrogen Pollution

Nitrogen pollution is the greatest long-term threat to the health of Buzzards Bay. We all contribute nitrogen pollution to our local waterways. Fortunately, we can all do our part to stop it.

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Working to Save Buzzards Bay

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported organization dedicated to improving the health of the Buzzards Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research, and advocacy.

We work to protect clean water on the Bay and on the land: